The wins are beginning to roll in for the Rams in head coach Paul Ahern’s second season.
On Tuesday, October 8, UCT went on the road to Avon and scored a 1-0 win to earn the season sweep against their non-conference opponent after scoring a 2-1 home win against them on September 5.
The two teams played to a scoreless draw for the first 75 minutes of action before senior Taylor Charlton converted the game-winning goal that stood up over the final five minutes of action. Freshman goalkeeper Alexia Turner produced the shutout win in her first varsity start. She filled in for junior co-captain Rachael Shaw, who was sidelined with an injury.
The six wins in 13 games equals the Rams’ win total from a season ago in 18 games. Last year UCT had to go unbeaten in four of its last five games to reach a record of 6-10-2 for a total of 14 points. Now with a year of laying the foundation, Ahern’s team has 15 points with five games left in the season. In Mayflower Athletic Conference-Small action, UCT has been even better. Through five games they have a record of 4-1.
With five games left in the regular season, three of which are against MAC-Small rivals, the Rams have positioned themselves nicely for a spot in the Division 3 South Sectional tournament.
The Rams (6-4-3, 4-1 MAC-Small) travel to Harwich to meet Cape Tech for a MAC-Small showdown on Friday, October 11 at 3:30 PM. On September 25, UCT scored a 3-0 home win against the Crusaders.
Boys Draw With Chieftains
Upper Cape Tech boys’ soccer junior goaltender Blake Martin recorded his fifth shutout on the season, but it wasn’t enough for the Rams to score their fourth win of the season.
Hosting the Chieftains on Friday, October 4 in Mayflower Athletic Conference-Small showdown, the Rams generated 10 shots to Bristol Aggie’s one, but left with the same score in a 0-0 draw. Senior Dave Athamni had three strong looks at a goal and Will Webber had two more good shots. All of them, however, were denied by the Chieftains’ goalkeeper.
Head coach Tony Reis pointed out the strong play of sophomore Aidan Webb on the back line and junior Nate Baronas in the midfield.
UCT (3-6-3, 3-2-2 MAC-Small) hosts Cape Tech in another conference showdown today at 3:30 PM. The two teams played to a scoreless draw on September 26 in Harwich.